UPDATE – On April 8, 2018 Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan located an individual involved in this incident. KSP Trooper George Howard located and interviewed Constable Jeffrey Bowling from Middlesboro.
Mr. Bowling stated he made a traffic stop on the alleged victim. Constable Bowling is an elected official in Bell County and operates under the authority of Bell County Judge Executive Albey Brock. At this KSP is continuing this investigation.
Date of News Release: 4/8/2018
Middlesboro, KY(April 8, 2018) On April 8, 2018 Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan began an investigation in Bell County where an individual was pulled over by two unmarked vehicles less than one mile apart on U.S.25E. This occurred near the Bell County Veterinarian Clinic and the Imperial Bait Shop in the Middlesboro community of Bell County. Trooper Don Perry has initiated an investigation.
Preliminary investigation indicates a female was traveling on U.S.25E when an unmarked green SUV pulled her over. A male wearing a red Carhartt jacket with a badge around his neck approached the vehicle and stated that she was speeding but never asked for any paper work. The male then advised her to slow down and let her go. The victim stated less than one mile later she was stopped again by a navy blue SUV. This time a male individual approached the vehicle and asked for her license. This unknown person wasn’t wearing a badge anywhere visible. He began screaming at her and hitting her window. The victim stated she was calling State Police and this individual ran back to his vehicle and left.
Kentucky State Police will have extra patrol in the area and asking the public for assistance in this case. If anyone is stopped by these individuals please contact Kentucky State Police immediately. Also if anyone has information about these vehicles or individuals you are urged to contact Post 10 at 606-573-3131.
Case is still under investigation by Tpr. Don Perry.